Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Yesterday, a fear of mine came true. I was riding my bike to class around 4pm. I have to go over the bridge on Hampton Blvd., but I don't like to ride in the street there. The cars are too crazy, speeding, changing lanes, etc. so I always ride on the sidewalk on the same side of the street as our apartment.
I am on the sidewalk, going towards the upward part of the bridge, cars coming down the bridge towards me. I see a Jeep Cherokee that is losing control. I am still pedaling, but see this Jeep that is grinding it's tires on the high sidewalk about 50 feet in front of me. At this point it's scaring me, is he coming right towards me? We are still heading for each other, and his tires end up on the, at least 15" tall, sidewalk...as he still is speeding towards me.
At this point I have a decision to make, either stop or keep going, hoping to zoom passed him. Looking at those two options, if I stop, he may just crash right into me, and there I go, right over the bridge. If I keep going, at least I have a little control, and since only his right front and back tires are on sidewalk, I have a little room to zoom passed him up against the railing.
So I choose to zoom passed him. Riding slowly along the railing, he's lost control of his jeep riding half on the sidewalk, half on the road.When he passes, luckily not even touching me, I stop to look back. He finally got off sidewalk at end of bridge, and both his tires were blown. I saw him pull into my parking lot of my apt. and decided to continue on to class.
I ride on the sidewalk because I feel it's safer from the cars. Yesterday this wasn't the case. I really feel that I am fortunate and did get hit yesterday, it was scary and had potential for awful things. I decided to make a funny photoshop rendition of what happened for a visual.
9 lives-1 life=8 more lives left
Monday, April 17, 2006
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Last night Temp and I decided to rent a movie, I wan't feeling all that good, so he ran in while I sat in the car. Looking over at the Naro, it was a picture-perfect moment needed to be captured! Zoom in, zoom out, trying to grab every moment, trying not to miss out on anything. The beaded drops on the driver side window added a great effect. Then 1 car moved, allowing me to see all the movie goers, and I got some great shots. More on Flickr. I love photography.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
So it seems that Flickr "non-pro account" users are limited to only 200 photos. Your oldest photos get deleted, and that kinda bums me out. If anyone has any insight to this, I would like to know if you know the deal. I feel like I got no warning of this...Or at the very least, I thought you should know if you didn't already.
Sunday, April 02, 2006
So yesterday Temp and I spent the day with my best buddy Nina and her husband Nathan. We wento Bell Isle, and it was rad. It was the ideal way to spend a beautiful day. We walked, hiked, jumped through nature. Went back to their place, then walked to dinner. Ate dinner outside over a decent meal, and came home. Me and Temp want to go again, it was our little piece of heaven! (cheesy but true).
Saturday, April 01, 2006
After all this commotion yesterday over my grad program and stuff, saying I have at least 2 more years, this will be my last semester. What's the point, "graduating" with just licensure. So after me and Temp get married, we are looking to move. The only thing really holding us back before was my schooling, so it's time. We may go back to CA, thinking Arizona maybe too. It's kind of nervewracking....but exciting at the same time.